Bidding in the room is available for some of our auctions. Where there is bidding in the room, bidders can arrive at the auction-house to bid during the auction or before the commencement of the auction. Viewing of lots is not available on auction day normally, unless by special prior arrangement with us.
On arrival all bidders register at reception to receive a bidding number paddle, new bidders will need to enter their details and ID may be required, returning clients may not have to complete details again (depending on when they last registered).
It is good practice to bid by raising the bidding card supplied as this is the best way of getting the attention of the auctioneer. Once the lots that were of interest have been offered, then the bidder can leave the auction room and pay for any lots won by chip and pin. We ask that room bidders always pay by chip and pin on the day and then if possible collect their lots with a member of our team immediately after paying. However, if the bidder wishes to return again to collect purchased lots, then please make this known to a member of the team and book an appointment. We can also arrange delivery with local carriers if this is required.